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Bologna Welcome Card EASY

Bologna Welcome Card is the tourist card that helps you discover what’s best in the city easily and cost effectively. Choose the version that most suits your needs, buy it on-line or at tourist info points and start your experience. Bologna Welcome Card EASY: € 25    Access to the Asinelli tower, one of the city’s symbols Entry ticket to the Musei Civici permanent collections: Museo Archeologico, Museo Medievale, Museo del Patrimonio Industriale, Museo del Risorgimento, Collezioni Comunali d’Arte, Museo della Tappezzeria*, MAMbo – Museo d’arte contemporanea, Museo Internazionale and Biblioteca della Musica, Museo Morandi; Entry ticket to Museo della Storia di Bologna in Palazzo Pepoli,  Collezione Tagliavini in San Colombano, Palazzo Fava** and the Church of Santa Maria della Vita with the Compianto sculpture by Niccolò dall’Arca; Entry ticket to the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna; Discover Bologna, guided walking tours of the city centre leaving every day from Bologna Welcome *Temporarily closed for maintenance. **In the event of temporary exhibitions, 50% reduction on the full price.   What are the advantages? The more you experience, the more you save! Save up to €51 with Bologna Welcome Card EASY.   How do Bologna Welcome Cards work? No booking required to take advantage of the services included. Check the opening times, get there slightly early and show your Bologna Welcome Card to the staff. We’d like to remind you that you can only use the Card once per service and that it will remain valid until all services have ran out and for a year after its activation. Check the opening times of the museums included Check the starting times of the Discover Bologna guided tours Check the opening times of the Torre Asinelli Find out the list of all the benefits and discounts reserved to BW card holders: current offers and affiliated dealers    

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DISCOVER TEATRO COMUNALE: GUIDED TOUR AND CONCERT

Enjoy a fascinating experience at Teatro Comunale di Bologna (Bologna Municipal Theatre), between history and music. Discover the theatre on a tour with an expert guide and attend an exclusive concert. Every Sunday, a guided tour will enable you to discover the history of the magnificent 18th-century building and its secret parts. An extraordinary journey dedicated to music lovers that will end in the enchanting Foyer Respighi, a true music salon where you will enjoy a delightful live performance. HIGHLIGHTS  Enter one of the most beautiful theatres in Italy Discover its history and secrets with an expert guide Attend a classical music concert in the enchanting Foyer Respighi (download the concerts programme) RATE Full price: € 15.00 p/person PLEASE NOTE: We kindly ask you to print one voucher for each participant (2 spectators = 2 vouchers, DO NOT print it double-sided). Every spectator must have his/her own ticket.   WHEN: Every Sunday from November 11th 2018 to May 19th 2019 TIMETABLE: Guided visit 10am Concert 11am  LENGTH: 45’(visit) 75’(concert) LANGUAGES: Italian/English MEETING POINT: Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Largo Respighi, 1, 40126 Bologna BO INCLUDED: Entry to the Teatro Comunale Guided visit in ITALIAN ONLY with a theatre employment Concert in Foyer (download the concerts programme) RATE: Full price: € 15.00 p/person CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, you will be charged the entire price of the tour. PLEASE NOTE: We kindly ask you to print one voucher for each participant (2 spectators = 2 vouchers, DO NOT print it double-sided). Every spectator must have his/her own ticket.

TOUR OF TEATRO COMUNALE DI BOLOGNA

Discover the prestigious Teatro Comunale di Bologna on a one-hour guided tour of one of the most enchanting places of the “UNESCO Creative City of Music”. A local guide will illustrate the history of the theatre which is inextricably intertwined with that of the city. You will visit one of the oldest theatres in Italy with enchanting rooms where you can soak in the magic of the performing world such as foyer Rossini, the area below the stalls, Sala Bibiena, renowned for its perfect acoustics, and the stage, the secret place of every theatrical performance.   HIGHLIGHTS  Visit the legendary Teatro Comunale di Bologna Explore the unique environment backstage of one of the oldest theatres in Italy Discover the history of the theatre intertwined with that of the city WHEN, TIMETABLE AND LANGUAGES: Until June 2019: -Thursday, 12.30pm – visit in Italian -Friday, 12.30pm – visit in Italian -Saturday, 11.15am – visit in Italian, 12.15pm – visit in English LENGTH: 1h MEETING POINT: Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Largo Respighi, 1 - 40126 Bologna  INCLUDED: Italian/English speaking guide and entrance to the Teatro RATE: € 8.00 p/person CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, you will be charged the entire price of the tour.

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FICO TOUR

Discover FICO Eataly World in Bologna with a guided tour lasting 1 hour and a half taking you through the world’s biggest food park. You can enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience every day by touring FICO Eataly World in the company of an expert guide who will lead the way on a walk to explore all the corners of the park. You will wander around markets, restaurants and shops selling the unique products of Italian cuisine. You will visit the stalls and fields and learn how some of Italy’s excellent food and wine specialities are made by admiring artisans at work. HIGHLIGHTS Find out how the finest Italian food and wine specialities are made Visit the stables with the farm animals and the fields with over 2000 tree and plant species Explore the largest farm and food park in the world WHEN: Every day   TIMETABLE: First slot: 11 am Second slot: 3 pm Third slot: 5 pm (Saturday and Sunday only)  LENGTH: 1 hour and 30 minutes LANGUAGE: Italian and English MEETING POINT: Fico Eataly World Reception Point (via Paolo Canali 8, Bologna) INCLUDED: - Italian/-English-speaking certified guide - Audio guides for all participants RATE: Full-price ticket: €15 per person 7-12 years: €10.50 per person 0-6 years: free CANCELLATION POLICY: Free cancellation up to 48 hours before departure time

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How food is made: tour of the factories of FICO

Enjoy a guided tour to discover the factories producing delicacies at FICO. Find out how high-quality Italian food products are made at the FICO factories in Bologna, the world’s largest food park. Together with an expert guide, you will visit three factories and observe the master craftsmen who work the raw materials while listening to their production secrets. See for yourself how factories work and end your experience by actually tasting the freshly-made finished products. HIGHLIGHTS Visit three factories at FICO Admire the master craftsmen at work Discover the secrets behind the best Italian food products Check here the full tour calendar   WHEN: Every day TIMETABLE: First slot: 12 pm Second slot: 3 pm LENGTH: 1 hour LANGUAGE: Italian and English MEETING POINT: Fico Eataly World Reception Point (via Paolo Canali 8, Bologna) INCLUDED: - Italian/-English-speaking certified guide - Audio guides for all participants - Visit  3 factories and educational rides (Check here the full tour calendar) RATE: Full-price ticket: € 15 p/person 7-12 yo: €10,50 p/person 0-6 yo: free  CANCELLATION POLICY: Free cancellation up to 48 hours before departure time

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FOOD AND FERRARI TOUR

Live the Ferrari legend and discover three amazing Italian foods: Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese, Balsamic Vinegar and Prosciutto all in one day! Visit small family business, learn how fabulous local foods are made and enjoy delicious tastings. Visit the worldwide famous Ferrari Museum in Maranello and maybe test drive* your favourite Ferrari car! At the end of the tour, enjoy a delicious 6-course Italian lunch at a typical restaurant with homemade pasta and a selection of local wines! (*optional, at extra cost) )    HIGHLIGHTS Transfer with a private minivan  Visit the local producers and taste their specialties  VIP entrance to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello  6-course gourmet lunch included WHEN: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday  All year round, except: January 1st and 6th April 22 th August 12th 14th 16th and 17th December 25th   LENGTH:  Full day (7:40am – 5:30pm)   LANGUAGES: English   INCLUDED: Pick up / drop off at fixed stops* Private minivan with professional driver Licensed tour guide Visit to a Parmesan cheese maker, with tasting  Visit to a prosciutto maker, with tasting  Visit to a producer of traditional balsamic vinegar, with tasting  Visit to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello (ticket and reservation included, skip the line)  6-Course gourmet lunch in a family-run restaurant with a selection of local wines     *PICK UP LIST:  You will be required to select one pick-up/drop off station at the following list reservation time. If you haven't booked your accommodation yet you can inform us later.  7:40am Aemilia Hotel; 7:50am Apple Store Bologna; 7:55am Piazza Roosevelt Bologna(at the new stand at the end of via IV Novmbre); 8:00am Grand Hotel Majetsic Già Baglioni; 8:05am I Portici Hotel; 8:15am Starhotels Excelsior Bologna; 8:25am Suite Hotel Elite.    RATE p/person: 2018 € 153.00 adults € 76.50  child from age 4 to 14  Free of charge children 0 – 3 years old  2019 € 153.00 adults € 90.00 child from age 4 to 12  Free of charge children 0 – 3 years old    CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellation rules will be communicated upon reservation.

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THE LAND OF MOTORS: FERRARI, PAGANI AND LAMBORGHINI

This once‐in‐a‐lifetime opportunity takes you to the sacred ground of motor sports. You’ll learn about the manufacturers, see the car museums, and visit the world’s most valuable vintage car collections. Visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, the Lamborghini museum and discover the Pagani factory and historical collections.    HIGHLIGHTS Transfer with a professionally chauffeured minivan (Pick up/drop off at the hotel)  Explore the sacred land of motors Visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, Lamborghini museum and Pagani factory floors and historical collections  Admire the world's most valuable collections of vintage cars  Lunch included RATE € 248.00 per person € 124.00 for kids aged between 6-14 years-old Children under 6 years old not admitted

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AT HOME WITH THE CESARINE: DINNER AND SHOW COOKING IN BOLOGNA

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a Cesarina's home, attend an exclusive show cooking and taste an authentic 4-course menu with beverages included. Enjoy a delicious three-hour experience with the Cesarine, global ambassadors of the Bologna culinary tradition. An exclusive show-cooking experience to discover the secrets of the most famous local dishes after which you will savour a menu paired with a selection of local wines to experience the warm Emilian hospitality to the fullest. Bring the official “Le Cesarine” apron and shopping bag home with you as a keepsake.   HIGHLIGHTS Meet one of the Cesarine, ambassadors of the Italian culinary tradition Attend a private show cooking at home with a Cesarina before lunch or dinner Enjoy an authentic 4-course Bologna menu paired off with the best wines Emilia Romagna has to offer RATE € 85.00 per person children 0-3 y.o.: free children 4-8 y.o.: 50% discount *2 people min.   WHEN: Every day   TIMETABLE: Lunch: 12 am - Dinner: 7 pm   LENGTH: 3 hours    LANGUAGE: Italian/English   MEETING POINT: The complete address will be provided after booking   INCLUDED: Local tax Show cooking 4-course lunch or dinner Drinks (water, wine and coffee) Apron and shopping bag   NOT INCLUDED: Transfer available upon request at an extra cost    CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 7 days before scheduled experience, there is no cancellation fee.  If you cancel later, you will be charged the entire price of the tour.   INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS: In order to provide a truly memorable experience, you will be asked the following after booking: - if you prefer lunch or dinner - if you have any food allergies or intolerances

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BOLOGNA CUISINE COOKING LESSONS WITH THE CESARINE

Improve your culinary skills with an engaging cooking lesson with the Cesarine, guardians of the Bologna culinary heritage. A journey through flavour to discover all the secrets of the local cuisine, enjoying the great traditional dishes you will be making with your own hands. Immerse yourself in a welcoming homely atmosphere and sip some excellent wine paired off with three authentic Bologna recipes. Bring the official “Le Cesarine” apron and shopping bag home with you as a keepsake.   HIGHLIGHTS Meet one of the Cesarine, guardians of Italian flavour Take part in a private cooking class at home with a Cesarina and learn how to prepare the most delicious local recipes Enjoy your creations with a glass of white or red wine among the best in the Region RATE € 145.00 per person* children 0-3 y.o.: free children 4-8 y.o.: 50% discount *2 people min.   WHEN: Every day   TIMETABLE: Morning cooking class: 10:00 am - Afternoon cooking class 5:00 pm   LENGTH: 3 hours    LANGUAGE: Italian/English   MEETING POINT: The complete address will be provided after booking   INCLUDED: Local tax Cooking class Tasting of the 3 recipes prepared during the class Drinks (water and a glass of wine) Apron and shopping bag   NOT INCLUDED: Transfer available upon request at an extra cost   CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 7 days before scheduled experience, there is no cancellation fee.  If you cancel later, you will be charged the entire price of the tour.   INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS: In order to provide a truly memorable experience, you will be asked the following after booking: - if you prefer the morning of afternoon class - if you have any food allergies or intolerances

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Towers Tour

Prestigious and powerful, the medieval towers of Bologna keep watch from their perch above the rooftops, silently witnessing the passage of centuries. These iconic remains of times past, some still very present and others just ghosts, now tell their story. Come to observe Bologna’s towers up close and discover their mysteries.  After winding our way through the checkerboard of towers and well-worn passages through the city center, we’ll pause to admire the view from the dizzying height of the Prendiparte Tower; at 60m, it is second only to the Asinelli Tower. From the tower’s terrace the panoramic view is undeniably stunning. HIGHLIGHTS Walking tour with a local, expert guide which will talk about: Accursi, Arengo, Scappi, Galluzzi, Carrari, Alberici, Asinelli, Garisenda, Uguzzoni, Azzoguidi, Prendiparte Reserved visit on the terrace of rocchetta of Torre Asinelli (not available April 2019 for restoration works) Access to the privately owned Prendiparte Tower  Enjoy a stunning, bird’s eye view of the city WHEN: Every Saturday From 13 April to 28 December 2019 TIMES: 3:30pm LENGTH: 2 hours  LANGUAGES: Italian/English MEETING POINT: Bologna Welcome Tourist information and incoming services point  Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124 INCLUDED: Skilled Italian/English speaking guide Reserved visit on the terrace of rocchetta of Torre Asinelli Entry to the Torre Prendiparte RATE: € 15.00 per person € 12.00 per child from age 5 to 12, Bologna Welcome Card holders (Visit not recommended for children under 5) CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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Discover the flavours of Emilia

A journey of discovery of Emilia Romagna through its famous flavours: balsamic vinegar, Modena ham, Parmigiano Reggiano (parmesan cheese), wines of the Bolognese hills.  This special tour will take you to local farms, factories and vineyards, where you’ll hear the stories of the regional culinary tradition, rife with loving passion for quality and excellence. And, of course, you will taste the fruits of that tradition!   HIGHLIGHTS Transfer by car  Visit the local producers and taste their specilties Lunch included   WHEN: Available all year except December 23, 24, 25, 26 and January 1st  From Monday to Saturday   LENGTH: 10h30min   LANGUAGES: English (Italian upon request)   TIMETABLE: 7:00 AM from your accomodation in the city center or in front of the Burger King of Bologna Centrale train station (Piazza Medaglie d'Oro, 6) in a confortable air conditioned minivan. Visit of a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory + Breakfast of Champions with coffee and Parmigiano Cheese Tastings. Visit of an Aceto Balsamico di Modena D.O.P producer + tasting of 12 years old balsamic vinegar and 25 years old balsamic vinegar. Visit of a Prosciutto di Modena D.O.P. factory + tasting of prosciutto with wine. Italian family style multi course lunch with wine pairing and a LOT OF FUN!!! 5:30 PM estimated time of arrival in Bologna   INCLUDED: Transfer in comfortable minivan with English-speaking driver Guided tour of the farms which produce ham, Parmigiano cheese, balsamic vinegar and wine and food tasting Kit visitors and breakfast inside the Parmigiano Reggiano factory  Multi-course lunch with drinks   RATE: € 150.00 per person   CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 2 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.   INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS: BOLOGNA WELCOME   Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124 tel: +39 051 6583111 email: booking@bolognawelcome.it     ITALIAN DAYS   tel: +39 366 1838989 email: info@italiandays.it

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Discover Bologna

Do you have a few hours in Bologna and you’d like to discover the essence of the historical city centre? Or maybe you’d love to have an expert professional guide at your service to help you unlock the secrets of this medieval city? Then this is the perfect tour for you!    Discover Bologna in two story-packed hours so you can experience the porticos, monuments and towers of what UNESCO has defined the best preserved medieval centre in the world.   HIGHLIGHTS Walking tour of Bologna with an expert local guide See the main monuments, including the Due Torri, the Compianto by Niccolò dell’Arca and the Teatro Anatomico Learn about the city’s past and present WHEN: Every day   TIMES: First tour: 10:30am every day Second tour: 3pm on Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays Except for 25th December MEETING POINT: Bologna Welcome Tourist information and incoming services point Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124 LENGTH: 2 hours LANGUAGES: Italian/English INCLUDED: Skilled Italian/English speaking tourist guide  Entrance to the Anatomical Theatre and Stabat Mater hall Entrance to the Compianto by Niccolò dell’Arca ITINERARY: Piazza Maggiore, San Petronio church, Piazza della Mercanzia, the ancient market area, Santa Maria della Vita church (Compianto by Niccolò dell’Arca), Archiginnasio, Due Torri (The itinerary is subject to change based on locations’ closures/opening) RATE: € 15.00 per person Free for Bologna Welcome Card holders Free for children under 12  CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, you will be charged the entire price of the tour.

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Bologna Taste

So – you’ve heard about the great culinary tradition of Bologna, have you? Are you ready to immerse yourself in the traditional taste delights of the city? If so, then this enjoyable tour is for you: alongside a professional tour guide, you'll explore the historical shops on the lookout for rich dried and cold meats to taste andregional wines, chocolate or gelato and that rich Italian expresso coffee. HIGHLIGHTS Wine and Food walking tour with a local guide Plunge into the ancient medieval market atmosphere Get a taste of several food and wine specialties RATE € 25.00 per person 10% off for Bologna Welcome Card holders WHEN: Friday and Saturday TIMES: First tour 10:15am Second tour 5pm MEETING POINT: Bologna Welcome Tourist information and incoming services point Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124 LENGTH: 2 hours LANGUAGES: Italian/English INCLUDED: Wine and food tour in the city centre with a skilled Italian/English speaking tourist guide Tasting of the following Eno-gastronomic specialities: chocolate made by ancient factory, rich dried and cold meats and regional wine CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 hour in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, you will be charged the entire price of the tour.

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TOUR OF STADIO DALL’ARA

Enjoy Stadio Renato Dall’Ara (Renato Dall'Ara Stadium) to the fullest on a guided tour of the temple of Bologna football. Enter the home of Bologna F.C. which, every Saturday, opens its doors to football supporters/enthusiasts. A specialist guide will lead you through the tunnel and onto the pitch passing by the dressing rooms and press room. See the exclusive areas of a stadium that has lit up the hearts of the supporters with the Bologna championship, the Italy 1990 World Cup and many other sports and non-sporting events.   HIGHLIGHTS  A Saturday dedicated to sports for families and enthusiasts Enter the dressing rooms and the pitch like a true footballer Learn more about the history of Bologna F.C. and its stadium   RATE FULL PRICE: € 15.00 p/person REDUCED: €12.00 children between 6 an d 18 y.o. FREE: children under 5 y.o. WHEN: Every Saturday until December 15th except November 17th   TIMETABLE: 3:30pm LENGTH: 1h30min   LANGUAGES: Italian/English MEETING POINT: via dello sport 6 - Tribune entrance INCLUDED: Italian/English speaking guide and entrance to the stadium CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, you will be charged the entire price of the tour.

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